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Night Train to Lisbon (2013)

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Swiss Professor Raimund Gregorius (Jeremy Irons) abandons his lectures and buttoned-down life to embark on a thrilling adventure that will take him on a journey to the very heart of himself.

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Bille August

Writers:

Greg Latter (screenplay), Ulrich Herrmann (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Irons ... Raimund Gregorius
Mélanie Laurent ... Young Estefânia
Jack Huston ... Amadeu
Martina Gedeck ... Mariana
Tom Courtenay ... Older João Eça
August Diehl ... Young Jorge O'Kelly
Bruno Ganz ... Older Jorge O'Kelly
Lena Olin ... Older Estefânia
Marco D'Almeida ... Young João
Beatriz Batarda ... Young Adriana
Christopher Lee ... Father Bartolomeu
Charlotte Rampling ... Older Adriana
Nicolau Breyner Nicolau Breyner ... Da Silva
Jane Thorne Jane Thorne ... Older Clotilde
Burghart Klaußner ... Judge Prado
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Storyline

This movie is about aging Swiss Professor Raimund Gregorius (Jeremy Irons) of classical languages who, after a chance encounter with a Portuguese woman, quits his job and travels to Lisbon in the hope of discovering the fate of a certain author, a doctor and poet who fought against Portuguese Dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of violence, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

6 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comboio Noturno Para Lisboa See more »

Filming Locations:

Caxias, Portugal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,020,387
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Vanessa Redgrave was originally cast for the role of Adriana de Prado, however Charlotte Rampling replaced her. See more »

Goofs

Raimund is watching the pharmacy from outside and Older Jorge is smoking inside a pharmacy attending customers. The law in Portugal strictly prohibits smoking in any building since 2008. But in pharmacies, long before that it was almost unthinkable to see pharmaceuticals to smoke while attending customers. Although it gives impact to the character of Older Jorge, it is almost impossible to see that in 21st century in Portugal. See more »

Quotes

Raimund Gregorius: [to his opponent, after making a move in a chess game he is playing against himself] That'll get you thinking...
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Referenced in The Salesman (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Lisboa
Composer: Annette Focks
Portugese Guitar: Damiel Pircher
Sound Mixer: Tom Tautorat
Recording & Mix Studio: Emil Berlin Studios
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terrific movie
25 April 2013 | by murraydickmanSee all my reviews

I just saw it this evening in Rome-- Well done--and although I was not familiar with the book--I will read it now.

The style of "movie within a movie" reminds one of Fowles "the French Lieutenants Wife" and Truffaut "Day for night" but MUCH better done than both of those.

Wonderful story of the randomness of life---and how that random event allowed three close friends during the dictatorship in Portugal to finally discover what had happened to each other. It took a stranger to complete --and resolve--the major event of their lives.

Jeremy Iron was as usual terrific---and reminded me of his role in House of the Spirits--in a similar political setting of the fascist times in Chile.

Deeply intense, dramatically fulfilling--it kept me on the edge of my seat.

Bravo


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